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    Japanese breaks pi memory record


    A Japanese mental health counsellor has broken the world record for reciting pi, the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, from memory.

    Akira Haraguchi, 59, managed to recite the number's first 83,431 decimal places, almost doubling the previous record held by another Japanese.
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    This is just insane!

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    Yeah I read this on the BBC this morning, I have no idea how this is possible?

    Well it is a great feat for the human brain anyway
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    Quote Originally Posted by dylunio
    Yeah I read this on the BBC this morning, I have no idea how this is possible?

    Well it is a great feat for the human brain anyway
    Those crazy Asians...
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    Now, if only I could have that memory. Exams would be a piece of cake.

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    And the general public probably couldn't recite the first 5....Simply amazing. Hate for that guy to even get a glance at my credit card or SSN. He'd have it for life; most likely without realizing he was even memorizing it!

    My question though, is how do you practice that? Think how long he's got to sit there and run through the numbers just to make sure the last part of the sequence he's learning is right! And who would sit and check him?

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    I would even give a hand to the committee that verified he was correct. Have you ever tried to follow along while someone is reading a book? Immagine trying to follow along while someone is reciting what would seem like random numbers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlgreer1
    It is a feet!
    I disagree. I think it is more of a feat. :P.

    But yeah, wow. Lessee...

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    And that's the extent of my memory.

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    i just know 3.14159
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    Anyone notice the funniest line
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